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$11.6 Million Award for Flu Shot Injury

A woman who received the flu shot developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which left her debilitated and in hospitals for nearly four years.

Sarah Behie filed a claim in the Vaccine Court within the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”).  Ms. Behie recently settled the case for $11.6 million, plus another million for lost wages and pain.

The flu shot, in particular, has been causing injuries and illnesses at a high percentage.  Last year, the flu shot dominated the list of vaccine injuries that were compensated.  Of those flu shot injuries, a large percentage were GBS.

Since 1989, the VICP has paid out nearly $2.9 billion for injuries resulting from vaccines.

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